Haul | Huge Beauty Bay, Cult Beauty, Sephora, MAC & Space NK Collective Haul

*Contains PR Samples & Purchased items

I did pretty good at not buying throughout the Autumn months with the exception of a few drugstore foundations from Superdrug and a couple of Zoeva and Morphe eyeshadow palettes and some Holidays limited edition items. However this winter i have been very, very naughty and i didn't realise how much i had accumulated until i got everything out for this blog post. Could you imagine how long it would be if this was a haul video? The past couple of months i have ticked a lot of items off of my wish list and i also took advantage of all the sales going on, yes adding fuel to the already shopaholic fire lol. I am one of those people who likes to be prepared and organised, therefor i am already mentally preparing myself for Spring, even though technically the UK hasn't really even had a winter, it's felt like one very long Autumn season with mild weather and lots of winds and rain. Sadly i have not used a huge majority of the items in this post, mostly because i have been ill a lot throughout December and January meaning that i have had no energy to take photos of any products before being able to use them. Also about a third of this haul came within the past week ( got to love sales after Christmas ). I have the intentions to try every single thing out and expect to see reviews coming up on my blog. Anyway, if you would like to see what all i picked up the past couple of months then keep on reading.....

I warn you ahead of time, this is a collective haul and a lengthy post so grab a cup of tea and a snack beforehand. This is the first haul i have done on my blog since a year ago. I had noticed since i left Cambridge City and moved to the beautiful Suffolk countryside that i haven't invested too much in drugstore makeup, besides the items i get sent from brands and my large Superdrug haul i did a few months back. I generally prefer to see, swatch and play with drugstore items as they can be hit or miss quality wise. So, i decided to give a few new drugstore items a go. So, lets get on into the haul....

DRUGSTORE:  Boots - Superdrug - Just my Look

Since i have become one of those people who contour everyday ( i would like to say my slight double chin is just from the Christmas season, and even though it probably added to it i had it way before the holidays lol ) so contouring is a must for me in my makeup routine, to slim down my face a bit. I had been wanting to try the Nyx Highlight and Contour Pro Palette - £18 for a long time so i was ecstatic when i saw that Boots had it available online, woopwoop! I am excited to try it out. I also have the Collection Contour Kit - £4.19, The Collection Blush & Glow - £4.99 palette which contains a bronzer, highlighter and two blush shades. The last contour kit i have is the *W7 Hollywood Bronze & Glow - £5.95 which looks like a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar bronze and glow. Another Collection cosmetics item i got was the Collection Conceal and Light Like a Pro - £5.99 concealer palette which i actually really like and have been using to colour correct on my face and carve out my brows.

I am super picky about liquid liners and favour them over gel liners but it seemed like every time i tried to find the NYC Liquid Eyeliner 887 i could never find it in the UK or it was always out of stock. So, i took to eBay and paid a little bit more at £5 but it was so worth it, in fact i would pay way more for this amazing eyeliner, it is an absolute bargain and has become one of my favourites. Due to the weather i have noticed my skin getting more dry so have been going for more hydrating primers. I find that layering a hydrating primer over a heavy moisturiser makes me more oily, so after i saw DramaticMac talk about how much she loved the Garnier Essentials hydrating Day Care Moisturiser - £4 i decided to give it a go and i love it underneath my makeup. There are three drugstore lip products i have hauled, i usually don't like drugstore lip products which sucks because they don't last a long time before going off; but for some reason i have super sensitive lips and something that is in a lot of cheap lip products always causes my lips to crack, peel and bleed. However, the only two drugstore lip brands i use are NYX and Makeup Academy. MUA sent me their *Limited Edition Glitz Metallic Liquid Lipstick and i absolutely love it. I love the formula of the MUA Metallic liquid lipsticks, they are super pigmented and surprisingly long-wearing, but best of all they are only £4 each!! I own every single shade. Nyx have some of the best lip products on the market and i love that their matte products have a velvety texture an aren't drying so i picked up two if the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks - £6.50 in the shades Soft-Spoken and Tea & Cookies which are both great everyday lip colours.

Independent Brands: Labelle & OPV Lashes

Though these are not high-end, they are not drugstore either in my eyes. Like brands like Thebalm they are affordable and they are the *Labelle Liquid Lipsticks - £11.99 which i am absolutely in love with! By far my favourite liquid lipsticks so far. I also got a *Labelle Essentials 12 piece Pink Brush Set - £39.99 which i wrote a review on here. I always get excited when i get sent a new item from this upcoming UK company i cannot wait to see what they create this year ( by the way they are currently in the making of creating a foundation - talk about exciting ). My review on the liquid lipsticks will be up on my blog shortly, i did already review the Labelle Matte Lipsticks which you can read about here.
Another item i was sooooooo excited to get was the *OPV 15pcs Gold Brush Set - £39.99 the PR team for this company is absolutely amazing and ever so friendly, it is always a pleasure being surprised with one of their packages. I have already talked about how much i love their Argan oil, Concealer palette and Mini travel brushes. These Gold series brushes are absolutely amazing!!!! They are so soft and look beautiful, when i first got them the brush hairs reminded me of my Hourglass brushes, i wont go into too much detail as a review will be up on my blog all on these brushes over the next few weeks. I have used them on myself and on clients over the Holidays. I must admit i am so tempted to buy the 18 pc Pink Brush Set that they have available or £89.99. I think i might have a problem lol, like i need anymore brushes.


Going back to good old ebay, i love how i can find some bargains that are hard to find like items that are limited edition or are unavailable to purchase in the UK, and i found a few beauty goodies this month.When i placed my Sephora order i was going to get the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon - $25 in Blaquer, but i came across a small sample size on eBay for £10 which i thought was great seeing as i never finish up a pencil eyeliner and it is a great way to test i out before splurging on the full size. I also got another liner which is the infamous Japanese Dolly Wink Eyeliner - £10 which i cannot wait to test out, i have heard fabulous things. I had been eyeing up Jouer products on Cult Beauty for quite some time but it wasn't until my lovely friend Beti of Makeup-Sessions started raving about their products that i knew i wanted to try them myself, we have very similar taste. I came across their limited edition Bissou Bissou Lipgloss set from last years Holiday collection brand new for only £18. I got a Pixi Eye Zone Brightener for £5, an IMAN Time Control Oil Control Primer for £10 and my favourite item of the bunch the Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral 02 palette - $19.99 which i have wanted for over a year now! I hate that Sonia Kashuk isn't available in the UK, i believe it is because it's owned my Target. So, i was so happy to find a reliable seller who would ship it to the UK ( the lovely sellers id is alycat3 ) it will cost you around £17-£19 depending on currency conversion at that time.

Depop & TK Maxx

Depop is an awesome app where many of us beauty addicts and makeup artists sell items we no longer use and you can grab some great bargains ( i have loads of makeup i need to sell which i will be listing soon). Depop is great because you can buy stuff brand new and gently used ( i disinfect everything i buy and sell with alcohol ), be warned it can become very addictive! This month on Depop ( you can follow me here @missynadm ) i got my hands on a few bargains. Originally when the MAC Oh Darling Extra Dimension Skinfinish - £26.50 came out in the Holiday 2015 collection i really wasn't interested ( same as the Anastasia 'So Hollywood' and now im gutted i cannot get it ) anyway i decided to purchase one from one of my depop friends 'Brodymakeup' ( she has so many amazing items i recommend that you check her out ) i paid £45 but i didn't mind paying extra as it was expected with it being a limited edition item. Most LE items sell for up to 4/5x their original price ( don't even get me started on the alluring aquatic line ) This makeup addiction is killing my bank card lol. Another item from MAC i was gutted i didn't pick up last year was the MAC Julia Petit - Linda Blush which i got for only £14. It is such a beautiful shade for the spring-time. I also finally managed to get my hands on the MAC Cubic Pro Pan Blush - £15 which has been out of stock in store and online for months now!!!! So i think its obvious to say that i was elated when i found it on depop for only £11 cha-ching. I was happy when i saw one of my favourite foundations the BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme - £34 in Buff on depop, which is the shade lighter than one one i currently have and is my winter shade; but best of all it was a bargain at only £24. You can read my review on this foundation here. My favourite purchase from Depop is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder - £33 which i got for only £17 brand new. I also picked up a new Denman hair brush from TK Maxx which is my all time favourite brush brand for curly-afro hair ( i hate those combs ) 9 times out of 10 i finger detangle my hair and use a soft brush when i put my hair up by Goody.

Beauty Bay

I have spent a lot of my money on BeautyBay the past couple of months and despite one bad experience with them in the past i have had fantastic service since. I just realised i have two different accounts with them on 2 different email addresses, oops lol. Besides the Morphe & Zoeva eyeshadow palettes i ordered back in the fall, I decided to try a bunch of the Morphe Brushes. I purchased too many but its ok if its for the purpose of this blog right? I purchased 10  brushes to be precise, to list them all individually will take ages i did however mention them on my Instagram here and i will also be doing a blogpost on them shortly. I purchased an Empty Morphe Palette - £7.95 for all of my Morphe eyeshadows that i own ( i only need 4 more eyeshadows to complete my palette ) and i added another 12 Makeup Geek eyeshadows to my collection; 2 duochrome, 3 foiled and 7 regular shadows. You can view which shades here. They retail for either £4.95 or £7.95 each. I got an email notification recently from MUG stating that they are discontinuing a lot of their original eyeshadows and blushers, so looks like new big things will be happening for them in 2016. Another brush i added is the Zoeva 221 Luze Soft Crease Brush - £6.95 which is just slightly denser than my Zoeva 224 Luxe Defined Crease brush. These smaller blending brushes are perfect for people with hooded or Asian eyes with small lid space.

As i have love Zoeva brushes and eyeshadows so much i decided to try a couple more items by them and i got the Zoeva Luxe Color Blush - £6.95 in the shade Shy Beauty, which is a beautiful neutral everyday kind of shade and the Zoeva Luxe Cream Lipstick - £7.50 in the shade Faith & Love which is a beautiful nude. I decided to spurge and get the Kevyn Aucoin 'The Contour Book' - £47 from the contour king who started it all, the mini book contains every tip you will ever need about contouring and sculpting the face. I purchased an awful lot of foundations this winter as foundations are my favourite thing to test out. Three of which i ordered from BeautyBay being the Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation - £34, The Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation - £35 and the Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Foundation - £30.25, which i actually got on sale for £24.20, who doesn't love a sale? In depth Reviews will be coming up on all of these.

Cult Beauty

Another store i a bit too money on ( and do pretty much every month lol ) is Cult Beauty. It really is probably my favourite Beauty shopping site ( i am thinking of doing a favourite websites blog post ). Honestly Good Ol' Cult Beauty never fails me, my experience is always wonderful and they have Amazing customer service. is another of my favourite websites ever!!! Good old Cult Beauty. I always have a big wish-list on this site and i finally purchased some of the items i have been lusting after. The first item of the season i purchased was the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter - £32 which i have been wearing every day that i have worn makeup on the same day i bought the Omorovicza Mineral Touch Concealer - £35 in Beige which has also been a staple in my foundation routine for over a month now, it's the concealer i reach for when i will be taking photo's as its super brightening. I really want to branch out and try more Omorovicza items in the future but some new brands can be a tad bit overwhelming knowing where to start. I absolutely adore Kevyn Aucoin products so i couldn't wait to add another of his items to my collection, i finally got the Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil - £36 in Tropical Nights, I really want to get the Tropical days also and both of the new matte bronzers ( i don't want much do i? lol ). I also purchased the Beauty Blender Pro Black- £16 which i love more than the original.

Jouer had some pretty Holiday items and i couldn't put their items in my basket quick enough. I decided upon the Jouer Holiday Shimmer Set - £20 which consists of a limited edition pink based highlighter and a brush. It is no longer available on the Cult Beauty site. I loved the Jouer lipglosses from eBay so much i knew i had to get the Jouer Lip Gloss Trio - £27.50 which was a limited edition set for the holidays. Jouer lip glosses are honestly amazing and i cannot wait to try more Jouer products. Also Cult Beauty currently have a deal going on right now with Jouer Products "Get a FREE Cosmetics Bag, Mini Moisturising Lip Gloss & Eyelash Curler when you spend £35 on Jouer" So i guess i will be placing another order lol.

Space NK

Now onto another of my favourite stores Space NK. In the beginning of December i decided to repurchase the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder - £39 in Translucent . In the past i hated this on me as i found it too drying under my eyes, but i decided to give it another go. I also got the beautiful Matte Radiance Baked Powder - £25 which has become one of my favourite natural highlighters along with my Rodial Illuminating powder and Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight. I have been on a hunt for new cleansers to try out and i decided to give the Sarah Chapman Skinesis Rapid Radiance Cleanse - £29 a try, i have used it a couple of times so far and really like it.

After Christmas Space NK had some brilliant items on sale, the first thing i put in my basket was the Ren Glow & Go Gift Kit - £14 which contains two sample sized Ren masks that i have been looking at trying out. For £14 you get a sample size of the Flash Rinse 1 minute Facial and the Glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask, on sale it is half price at £7. I have been intrigued by the brand Grown Alchemist but haven't heard many people talking about their products, so when i saw that they had a face kit i added that to my basket too. The Grown Alchemist Facial Kit - £34 i bagged in the sale for only £17 reduced from £34 and it comes with 5 items: a day cream, gel facial cleanser, lip balm, antioxidant facial oil & a balancing toner. I also picked up three pretty nail polishes by the brand Rococo, which i was intrigued by as i love Rococo design. Originally the nail polishes are £12 each and i got each one for only £3 each!!! The packaging they come in is so beautiful too and luxury. The shades i got are Snob, Starlet & Powder Puff which are all Creme finishes. I cannot wait to play with these; I'm not a huge fan of painting my nails but i do tend to paint them more pretty pink and nude shades in the spring-time.

Debenhams & Rodial

I loved my Rodial illuminating powder so much i decided to try the Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Contouring Powder - £44 after seeing it on so many peoples Instagram feeds. I am unsure how i feel about this as i feel the shade is too light and cool toned for me, and i am not even that dark. I will keep giving it a go and see how i feel about it before writing a review. Debenhams had a sale for Cyber Monday and i picked up three Yves Saint Laurent Lipsticks. I Love YSL lipsticks i just wish they had more nude and light shades. I purchased two of the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks - £26 in the shades 10 - Beige Tribute and 70 - Le Nu. I also added another YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick - £26 in the shade 3- Ultimate Beige to my collection. I got all 3 lipsticks for only £22.10 each in the sale.

Fragrance Direct - Boots - Loving Tan

I set out to get a couple more perfumes, i generally don't like to hoard loads of perfumes so tend to have a few throughout the year. I received an email from Fragrance direct and i decided to look at their up to 80% off Sale they were ( and still are ) having. I find buying perfume online difficult because you cannot smell perfumes through a laptop, i could never wear a perfume i didn't feel i liked the smell of, i am so picky when it comes to smells and am pretty darn picky with my perfumes ( i usually stick to the same 7 lol ). However, i decided to step out of my comfort zone and after reading into the ingredients of the Elizabeth Arden NYC EDP i decided to buy a large 125ml bottle of it online and i am so glad i went with my gut feeling the perfume is beautiful. Its fresh, girly and sensual. It is no longer available and since it is limited edition i am going to use it sparingly. From Boots i repurchased the Vera Wang Princess edt - £60 but in a 100ml bottle instead the two perfumes mixed together smell Amazing! After seeing reviews on youtube about Loving Tan i decided to order some of their items. The Loving Tan 2hr Express - $39.95 in Medium and a Loving Tan Deluxe Applicator Mitt - £14.95, i cannot wait to start using these come spring. I've been pasty for three years now, i miss being tanned.

Feel Unique

Feel Unique is another company i buy items from occasionally, i do find them a bit hit or miss also but mostly when it comes to shipping my items out and informing me that all my items are coming separately with only a weeks gap in between them all. However, they do have lovely customer service and are always happy to rectify any problems. So i only ordered a few things from them starting with the Burberry Skin Nude Powder - £32.50 which the lovely Raeview had me lusting after ( honestly her taste is impeccable ). I finally decided after months of being undecided about the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue - £26 in the shade Ginger which is another purchase influenced by my friend Beti. I got it on sale too for only £19.50. After i took to Instagram to ask about what my shade would be in Giorgio Armani foundations i purchased the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation - £36.50 in the shade no.5. It has been on my wish-list for around 18 months now so i am super excited to try out this foundation out.

Roses Beauty Store

My experience with this company is always hit and miss. They can be extremely slow at posting and they don't have the best customer service. I don't want to get into the full details about what happened but i will say that i wont be buying from them again, i would rather buy from Beautylish who have amazing customer service and are actually more affordable even with tax or order using ShopandBox. It's a shame as i have recommended them to people in the past and mistakenly vouched for them, i was also going to order the Lorac Pro Contour Kit, Too Faced Natural Matte Palette, The It Cosmetics CC Cream and the It Cosmetics Ombre Bronzer from them but i will buy elsewhere now. However I am very happy with the items  i purchased they arrived in tact and all three items were on my wish-list for ages. The first thing i purchased was the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue - £20 / $20 which i got this to go with my Certifeye glitters, so i have less fall-out. I also bought two It Cosmetics goodies that i have wanted for ages. The It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye - £22 /$24 in the shade Neutral Medium and the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed - £26 / $29 which my friend Brianna Stanko made me buy! Yes she always makes me lol... she is just so gorgeous inside and out and totally flawless. We have identical taste and i 100% trust her opinions. Though she is very damaging to my bank account she makes my makeup vanity very happy lol. I do wish Ulta would ship to the UK, we have to 3x the original price for It cosmetics and Lorac products. Luckily i don't mind because the quality is amazing.


I had a few items ( ok lots and i still have lots lol ) that i wanted to get from MAC. Mostly with MAC its Eyes, Lips and Blush products. I do love their powders but i have heard that they aren't that good for your ski in the long run and now i opt for more natural brands. I avoid their foundations a lot as they break me out anyway. I wanted to fill up the rest of my Blush Pro palette so i added four more Mac Pro Palette Blushers - £15 to it in the shades Mocha, Blushbaby, Sincere and Margin. There are about another 5 mac blushes i am after, so i guess i might need another palette or will buy in the compacts. The Mac Spellbinder blusher - £18.50 from the Faerie Whispers collection was just too irresistible to resist, anything pretty much peachy-coral i am all over. I got another Mac Pro Eyeshadow Quad - £5 i find these handy for my everyday simple eyeshadows. The last two MAC products i got are the MAC Lip Conditioner - £12 and the MAC Prep + Prime 24hr Extend Eye Base - £16.


Lastly my most recent package to arrive is from Sephora. I do about four large Sephora hauls a year, my last was back in September. I hate that the card i use is American but i still have to pay in Pound Sterling because my address is in the UK its frustrating and the Pound isn't doing too great at the moment. I got quite a bit from Marc Jacobs, I generally love his products. I got another Marc Jacobs Highliner in Intro(vert) - $ which is a beautiful teal colour perfect for spring and summer. I finally got my hands on the Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer - £32 / $44 and the Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation - £40 / $55, i cannot wait to try both of these out, hopefully the hype is true. I also finally got the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette - £33 / $46 i love Kat Von D shadows, i have heard this palette is somewhat chalky with a lot of fall-out but i am excited to try this out and of course do a review. I loved my Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo - £12 / $17 in Tearose Tickle so much i decided to get another in the shade Tangerine Tease, which look a lot more orange than i thought but will be perfect come the warmer months. I will be getting the shades Mangobeam, Rose Emotion & Guava glow in the near future. The last two items i got are both from Becca, The BECCA Mineral blush in Wild Honey - £23 /$32 and the BECCA Ombre Rouge Eye Palette - £29 / $40 since i loved the *BECCA Ombre Rouge palette that the Beautiful and lovely Kerry sent me last year which i have reviewed here. I am still lusting after a few more Becca items a few more blushers, highlighters and the new foundation coming out.

So yes wow what a haul, like i said i didn't realise how much i had bought until i looked everything out for this post eeeek. I will be buying a few more items: a Chanel loose powder, Too faced bon bon eyeshadow palette, a La Roche Posay cleanser, some more Wayne Goss brushes and It Cosmetics goodies from Beautylish next month and then i am done until the summer.

Does anyone else find themselves shopping a lot in bulk? or is it just me?
Do let me know if there are any items in this Haul you would like a review on.

 Thanks for Reading Lovelies

Jamey xo

*This post may contain some PR Samples which are marked with an (*)
*Disclaimer - I only add links to websites i personally recommend or use.
All opinions are my own and you can read my full disclaimer here.

Keep up with all my posts ↓↓↓ 


No comments:

Post a Comment